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Australia have defeated India by 9 wickets in the 3rd Test match and sealed their spot in the WTC 2021-23 finals with the help of a brilliant 8-wicket haul from Nathan Lyon. Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma has praised Nathan Lyon stating the fact that he hasn't played Warne or Muralitharan but found Nathan Lyon to be one of the best-visiting spinners to have played in India and here in this article we will have a look at how Nathan Lyon has performed when compared to legendary bowlers like Shane Warne and Muralitharan respectively.

Nathan Lyon in Test Matches on Indian Soil:
Innings - 18
Wickets - 53 
Bowl Avg - 26.05
Five-Wicket haul: 5
Ten-Wicket in Match: 1
BBI: 8/50; BBM: 11/99

Notably, all 53 wickets have come against India only in those 10 Test matches (18 inns).

Most Test wickets on Indian Soil:
Derek Underwood - 54 (29 inns)
Nathan Lyon - 53 (18 inns)
Richie Benaud - 52 (16 inns)

Nathan Lyon overall has been the 2nd highest Test wicket-taker on Indian Soil among visiting bowlers.

Muralitharan in Test Matches on Indian Soil:
Innings - 14
Wickets - 40
Bowl Avg - 45.45
Five-Wicket haul: 2
Ten-Wicket in Match: 0
BBI: 7/100; BBM: 8/218

Shane Warne in Test Matches on Indian Soil:
Innings - 16
Wickets - 34
Bowl Avg - 43.11
Five-Wicket haul: 1
Ten-Wicket in Match: 0
BBI: 6/125; BBM: 6/125

Compared to both Muralitharan and Warne, Nathan Lyon has a very impressive Test bowling record on Indian Soil.

Nathan Lyon's Test bowling spell against India on Indian Soil:
3/215 & 1/29 in Chennai, 2013
1/124 & 1/27 in Mohali, 2013
7/94 & 2/71 in Delhi, 2013
1/21 & 4/53 in Pune, 2017
8/50 & 0/82 in Bengaluru, 2017
1/163 in Ranchi, 2017
5/92 & 0/19 in Dharamsala, 2017
1/126 in Nagpur, 2023
5/67 & 2/49 in Delhi, 2023
3/35 & 8/64 in Indore, 2023